UK electric cars industry has “long way to go”

Experts say the UK still has a “long way to go” with developing electric cars, on the back of news earlier this week that Oxford is to get a large […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Experts say the UK still has a “long way to go” with developing electric cars, on the back of news earlier this week that Oxford is to get a large number of EV charging points across the city.

Lorna Pimlott, Ernst & Young’s Head of Electric Vehicles & Infrastructure said: “It’s very encouraging to see that Oxford is playing such a leading role in promoting the acceleration of Electric Vehicles (EV) in the UK. However, the overall EV market still has a long way to go.”

She said the “scarce supply” of electric models means prices are high, beyond the reach of most household, adding: “What we really need to see now is the automotive, infrastructure, technology and utility sectors working more collaboratively, to reduce the overall cost of EV ownership, so as to encourage mass market appeal for cash strapped drivers.”